Sweets + Desserts

Crumbly Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Here’s another recipe that was part of my January story, all about keeping teenagers from ordering too much take out. Read the whole column here. And, here’s the rest of the recipes: Middle Eastern Spiced Steak Wraps and Cous Cous Salad with Pickled Onions. Elliot, and everyone in our house, […]

Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie

Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie

From my November 2021 Times Union story, Thanksgiving Traditions and the Foods to Match. The pie I’ll make this year is a shake up of old traditions. Everyone in our house loves pumpkin pie, and it must be part of the dessert table, but why not change it up? In […]

Caroline Barrett Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Traditions, and the Foods to Match

Here’s my Times Union column for November. Read it here, or see below. The recipes to go along with it are Cocoa Spice Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Sweet Potato Soup and Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Crispy Capers. Thanksgiving, we know, is a holiday made of food and family and doing […]

Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette with Cornmeal Cookie Crust

I wrote this recipe to go along with a Times Union story, all about hard conversations with family at the dinner table. Read it here (the TU site) or here (mine). It goes with recipes for Beet Tabbouleh with Feta Cheese and Quinoa, and Rice and Beans with Crispy Green […]

Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Chocolate Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Here’s recipe for a snacking cake that’s got a ton of flavor and is dense and full of warm spice. This recipe is from my December 2019 Times Union column. Read the whole thing here (the TU website), or here (mine). This month also included recipes for Roasted Red Pepper […]

Lemon Raspberry Bread

Lemon + Raspberry Bread (Weekend Eating!)

This is weekend eating at its best, people. I woke, early on Saturday. Painfully early. You know how it is. It’s Saturday. It’s been a long week. You want to sleep until 10. But the eyes, they open. The brain, it starts spinning. I gave in after trying and failing […]